Tuesday, March 29
2004, 93 min., 35mm, color. In Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hideaki Anno. Written by Hideaki Anno and Rumi Takahashi. Based on the comic by Go Nagai. Cinematography by Kosuke Matsushima. Music by Mikio Endo. With Eriko Sato, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Murakami, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Hairi Katagiri. Print courtesy of Towani.
Image: © 1973 Go Nagai Dynamic Planning, Inc. (The name and trademark “Cutie Honey” is used by permission of Dynamic Planning, Inc.) © 2003 Cutie Honey Production Committee
Cutie Honey is one of the prototypes of shojo (female youth) fighter characters in Japanese comics. This live-action film, based on Go Nagai’s beloved manga from the early 1970s, is directed by Hideaki Anno (Neo Genesis Evangelion) in the form of what he calls “Digital Comic Cinema.” Office temp Honey Kisaragi, actually an android Cutie Honey, with the help of detective Natsuko, fights against the Panther Gang to protect the I-System.
A brief introduction of the film will be given by Brian Camp, critic of film and popular culture. Mr. Camp writes extensively about Japanese popular culture and anime. He is a regular contributor to Animerica Magazine and the Program Manager for CUNY-TV/City University Television in New York.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.
- March 29, 2005
- 6:30 pm